The Langdale Pikes

An author interview

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Me (in Madeira, a couple of years ago)

I’m delighted to say that this week my long-term internet friend and fellow author Anastasia Abboud posted an interview with me – find it on Goodreads at, or directly on her blog at

What’s in the interview? Well, a whole lot of background stuff about my own move from London up to Cumbria, as well as something about my writing history and the transition from ancient history to science fiction… and back again.

Kindle Cover - Half Sick of Shadows
Kindle Cover – Half Sick of Shadows

The immediate trigger for the interview was when Anastasia read Half Sick of Shadows, and we talk a little bit about that book in the midst of other things.

As an extra incentive, my historical fiction series (In a Milk and Honeyed Land, Scenes from a Life, and The Flame Before Us), together with two of my science fiction books (Far from the Spaceports, and Timing) are on Kindle Countdown deals this week, with price dropped to £0.99 and $0.99 on Amazon UK and US respectively. Navigate to for some extracts from the historical series, or for some from the speculative ones.

Finally, there’s a longish extract from what I am provisionally calling Quarry, which is my leap back into the even more remote past. Quarry explores the Langdale Axe factory and the people who lived and worked there – it’s at a very preliminary stage just yet, but hopefully as lockdown eases and life goes back to normal I shall have more time to develop it.

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